Southborough – The Southborough Community Fund (SCF), a fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, recently hosted its fourth annual Grant Award Celebration at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Southborough, where they distributed $53,590 to nine local nonprofit organizations and town agencies. The grants will support initiatives that address human services, arts and culture, environment, and community building needs. Since 2014, SCF has granted more than $190,000 to organizations serving the Southborough community.
Karen Gadbois, member of the community board of the Southborough Community Fund, said “This is a well-deserved, diverse group of grantees and we are proud to support them this year. It’s an honor to help them pursue their missions for the benefit of the Southborough community.”
“Southborough Open Land Foundation is thrilled to receive a Southborough Community Fund grant for Art on the Trails 2018,” said Program Director Catherine Weber.” This generous funding will broaden the impact of the program to wider audiences, so that all can enjoy art and poetry in harmony with nature at Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve in the coming spring, summer and fall of 2018.”
The 2017 grantees are: Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Friends of the Southborough Council on Aging; Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission; Pilgrim Church – Messiah Community Chorus; Southborough Historical Society; Southborough Library; Southborough Open Land Foundation; Southborough Stewardship Committee; and Thrive Support & Advocacy, supporting the extended day program at Algonquin Regional High School for young adults ages 18-25 with autism spectrum disorder or other intellectual and developmental challenges.